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Freep a Poll! (Fox. SHOULD CONGRESS END THE NFL's NON PROFIT STATUS?)
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Posted on 01/07/2014 3:09:29 PM PST by dynachrome

SHOULD CONGRESS END THE NFL's NON PROFIT STATUS?

yes

no

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Sports
KEYWORDS: nfl; nonprofit
I did not realize/had forgotten that the NFL is non profit?
1 posted on 01/07/2014 3:09:29 PM PST by dynachrome
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; 45semi; A knight without armor; Alexander Rubin; all the best; AmericaUnite; ...
What would be the consequences if NFL loses their non profit status? I incline to getting rid of that status.

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2 posted on 01/07/2014 3:11:23 PM PST by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: dynachrome

Don’t they promote Obamacare?


3 posted on 01/07/2014 3:12:44 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: dynachrome

And it should end the not-for-profit status of all labor unions too or prohibit them from engaging in any form or racketeering, oh sorry, electioneering. In the case of labor unions, it is difficult to tell the difference.


4 posted on 01/07/2014 3:15:52 PM PST by MIchaelTArchangel (Have a wonderful day!)
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To: Viennacon

and the gaystapo agenda.


5 posted on 01/07/2014 3:16:05 PM PST by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: dynachrome

“What would be the consequences if NFL loses their non profit status? “

No more free tickets to politicians?


6 posted on 01/07/2014 3:16:50 PM PST by JackOfVA
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To: dynachrome

The NFL is quite for-profit. It’s Business Socialist to give them a tax break others do not get


7 posted on 01/07/2014 3:33:22 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (Amnesty And Not Ending ObamaCare Will Kill GOP In 2014)
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To: dynachrome
The NFL league itself is organized as a 501(c)(6), which are defined as — Business Leagues, Chambers of Commerce, Real Estate Boards, etc.

Why should the NFL have their tax status changed by Congress? If they qualify (which they apparently do) and have been organized this way for a long time why should anyone interfere with their organization.

Seems like liberal busybody stuff to me.

8 posted on 01/07/2014 3:35:26 PM PST by Jack Black ( Disarmament of a targeted group is one of the surest early warning signs of future genocide.)
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To: dynachrome
Better to end Planned Barrenhood’s tax exempt status.
9 posted on 01/07/2014 3:36:43 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Osama Obama Care: A Religion That Will Have You On Your Knees!)
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To: dynachrome

Could it be the league is non-profit, while the individual teams are for profit?


10 posted on 01/07/2014 3:39:36 PM PST by PGR88
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To: dynachrome

At 1841ET, waiting on Mrs PubliusMM to decide what I’m having for dinner:

yes 87.76% (423 votes)

no 12.24% (59 votes)

Total Votes: 482


11 posted on 01/07/2014 3:41:49 PM PST by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2016; I pray we make it that long.)
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To: dynachrome

Howe the heck c an they be non-profit with the prices they charge for tickets?


12 posted on 01/07/2014 3:47:47 PM PST by verga (Poor spiritual health oftern leads to poor physical and mental health)
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To: dynachrome

The tax breaks apply only to the league office, while the NFL’s 32 teams pay taxes on their revenues. The League Office receives funding from the teams to cover activities including office rent, League Office salaries, and game officiating.

The Internal Revenue Service section 501(c)(6) grants the break for those “business leagues, chambers of commerce, real estate boards, boards of trade, or professional football leagues” and other entities that represent a trade or industry.

The tax break has been available for decades. It was enacted to encourage the NFL’s growth. But some policy experts deem it a form of crony capitalism that benefits some of the wealthiest Americans.


13 posted on 01/07/2014 3:52:58 PM PST by kabar
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To: dynachrome

yes 88.14% (468 votes)

no 11.86% (63 votes)

Total Votes: 531


14 posted on 01/07/2014 3:58:31 PM PST by EXCH54FE (Hurricane 416,Feisty Old Vet !!)
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To: dynachrome

Once again, GOVERNMENT has its “nose” intruding into private business.


15 posted on 01/07/2014 4:11:56 PM PST by Terry L Smith
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To: kabar

Ah. Thank you.


16 posted on 01/07/2014 4:42:14 PM PST by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: PGR88

That is exactly right the individual teams pay taxes.


17 posted on 01/07/2014 5:06:05 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: dynachrome

Yep, and pull their anti trust exemption, too.


18 posted on 01/07/2014 5:12:12 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: dynachrome

I didn’t know the NFL was non-profit?? So yes, absolutely!!!


19 posted on 01/07/2014 7:00:50 PM PST by 12th_Monkey (In an alternate universe Obama still dips ice cream)
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To: MIchaelTArchangel

No one should be forced to pay a dime to any organization. Allowing unions to extort money is nothing but a racket.


20 posted on 01/08/2014 4:10:01 AM PST by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: dynachrome

Thanks for the ping. Too many “non-profit” entities where most are abusing that status including the political entities on both sides.

Only those organizations clearly serving the public, with mostly volunteer and non-paid help such as churches should have such status. Non-profit should not be a free ticket to massive pay for a CEO, or a means to sway public opinion. It should mean a tangible benefit to all of society. Their tax free status should not cost the rest of us, and too many them do.


21 posted on 01/08/2014 7:42:10 AM PST by apoliticalone
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To: Terry L Smith

“Once again, GOVERNMENT has its “nose” intruding into private business.”

Yeah they could pay their employees less, and use their own profits to build their billion dollar stadiums too, like most business used to do.

Except in today’s crony corporate capitalist world big business has created a scheme where they buy off politicians and politicians then force taxpayers to take the risk for them, while they reap the reward. They call it of Dept of Economic Development and Opportunity or in 2009 they called it Wall St..

Capitalism was once about private risk and private reward.


22 posted on 01/08/2014 8:03:36 AM PST by apoliticalone
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To: dynachrome

Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC is a “Non Profit”. Don’t know about the other Shields but I suspect they are.


23 posted on 01/08/2014 10:27:01 AM PST by Hyman Roth
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To: dynachrome

Freeped.


24 posted on 01/08/2014 4:33:42 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: apoliticalone
Their tax free status should not cost the rest of us, and too many them do.

How exactly does their tax free status cost you?

25 posted on 01/08/2014 6:40:52 PM PST by TaxPayer2000
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To: TaxPayer2000

“How exactly does their tax free status cost you?”

If you belong to a hunting camp, the members share equally in the expenses. If one member can’t pay his share, everyone else makes up the difference. The same works for taxes.

If any organization should be paying their share it should be the NFL. We’ve already built their stadiums and run them, and police them, and only the politicians spending our money get the free seats.

A buddy of mine just went to a game free in a plush box seat courtesy of an in-law that works on governors’s staff. I told him not to even tell me about it because it POs me. We pay taxes so the political elites can divvy out favors with our money.


26 posted on 01/09/2014 12:52:14 PM PST by apoliticalone
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To: apoliticalone

I look at it from a different perspective. I think the less money the government takes, the better. Government already spends far too much money on worthless garbage......Why encourage it by calling for anyone to “pay their share”? Honestly, this sounds like a President Obama campaign ad.


27 posted on 01/09/2014 8:21:56 PM PST by TaxPayer2000
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To: TaxPayer2000

We can’t run a military and a nation on thin air. Yeah I agree there is far too much corruption, waste and fraud. Those caught with their hands undeservedly in the public til should go to prison making sand out of boulders for a long time and especially including the pols.

We fought the last two wars on a credit card and the next generation will get the bill. That’s not fiscal conservatism. I believe in pay as we go and that means everyone needs to pay their share, most of all those overpaid hacks in the frivolous entertainment industry like the NFL.


28 posted on 01/09/2014 8:39:49 PM PST by apoliticalone
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